Sunday, June 29, 2008

McSenile - McCain Four Years Delinquent on Condo Real Estate Taxes

The late Ann Richards made fun of the Chimperator's dad and the silver spoon he had been born with sticking out of his mouth. Well, it looks like John McCain is equally out of touch with reality. Poor John and Cindy have so many homes, I guess they just cannot keep track of them all or make sure the property taxes get paid on all of them. It seems that the McCains's beach front condo in La Jolla just got lost in the shuffle of so many homes. One would think with her $100 million fortune, Cindy could hire someone to keep track of her property tax obligations. Is it just me, or do we really want another Chimperator clone for president, or isn't it time for a president who has some remote clue as to how most of us live in the country? Sadly, many people live a pretty much hand to mouth existence, while John and Cindy cannot even keep track of all their properties (they own at least seven properties according to Newsweek). It's not so much the amount of the unpaid taxes as it is the excessiveness of having seven or more homes. I think I'd notice if I did not receive my property tax bill for four years. Here are some highlights:
When you're poor, it can be hard to pay the bills. When you're rich, it's hard to keep track of all the bills that need paying. It's a lesson Cindy McCain learned the hard way when NEWSWEEK raised questions about an overdue property-tax bill on a La Jolla, Calif., property owned by a trust that she oversees. Mrs. McCain is a beer heiress with an estimated $100 million fortune and, along with her husband, she owns at least seven properties, including condos in California and Arizona.
San Diego County officials, it turns out, have been sending out tax notices on the La Jolla property, an oceanfront condo, for four years without receiving a response. County records show the bills, which were mailed to a Phoenix address associated with Mrs. McCain's trust, were returned by the post office. According to a McCain campaign aide, who requested anonymity when discussing a private matter, an elderly aunt of Mrs. McCain's lives in the condo, and the bank that manages the trust has not been receiving tax bills on the property.
Dan McAllister, treasurer- tax collector for San Diego County, said . . . ."Under the law, the property owner is responsible for keeping the address current. We're only as good as the information we are given."

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